OT Product Manager

Location: 

Kapelle-op-den-Bos, BE

Function

As OT Product Manager you will work with colleagues across the Etex organisation, including (but not limited to) IT, OT, and manufacturing. You will be responsible for the management and the day to day functioning of the OT Infrastructure within Etex.

You will set, safeguard and update the standards for the OT environment to keep our factories running in a secure manner with as little downtime as possible. You will be the go-to person for all OT and Industry 4.0 initiatives. To achieve this, you will work closely together with the other product managers in Technology and Applications as well as with the engineering and manufacturing departments.

The OT Product Manager is an important member of the IT Technology Team and reports to the Connectivity and Security Manager. Part of your job will be to further rollout the standardisation and the OT roadmap as well as developing it.

Roles and Responsibilities

Define and rollout the OT Standards as well as updating them

Responsible for the lifecycle and update management for the IT related OT equipment

Setup and agree on a support model with managed service partners

Advice on new technologies

Come up with innovative industry relevant ideas to inspire your colleagues of different IT/OT and manufacturing departments.

Support application and business initiatives by setting the foundation services

Create a roadmap for OT which is aligned with the different IT and OT departments

Work out a Disaster Recovery Plan for OT

Setup and chair an OT Governance board

Functional Knowledge and Skills

You have a minimum 5 years’ experience in Operational Technology and IT.

You have a Masters degree and affinity with technology

You have a broad knowledge and interest in existing and new technologies related to OT (PLC’s, iOT, MES, Wonderware, TIA Portal, Barcodescanners…)

You have a broad technical knowledge on connectivity, server, and workplace technologies.

Relevant industry certification (ex. Purdue model / IEC 62443) is a plus.

Profile

You have strong & impactful communication skills (both oral and written), presentation skills and interpersonal skills to deal effectively with both technical and non-technical stakeholders.

You are openminded and able to negotiate based on input coming from the business / engineering departments / other product managers

You have the ability to interact with other cultures

You act with integrity and take personal responsibility for outcomes.

You are not afraid to ask for assistance when necessary.

You have a positive mindset.

 You act with integrity and take personal responsibility for outcomes.

You ask for feedback and actively listen.

You have excellent problem-solving skills.

You strive to continually improve your skills and abilities and you have “learn-it-all” mentality.

Geographical Context and Travel Requirements

You are prepared to travel as needed.

Language Skills

Fluent knowledge of English is required. Knowledge of other European languages is an advantage.

Reporting line

The OT Product Manager is an important member of the IT Technology Team and reports to the Connectivity and Security Manager.

Etex Values and Competencies

Connect and Care
Passion for Excellence
Pioneer to Lead